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November 18, 2013 

Contact:  Willard Helander  




March Primary Candidates Begin Filing Nov. 25


WAUKEGAN, Illinois - Lake County Clerk Willard Helander announced today that Lake County candidates for local office (other than the City of Lake Forest) seeking a place on the March 2014 ballot may file their nominating papers beginning 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at the County Clerk's office, 18 N. County Street, Waukegan. All candidates must file by 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.


Petition packets are available online at or at the Lake County Clerk's office. As always, seek competent legal counsel when completing petition packets. Visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website ( for the 2014 Candidate's Guide and 2014 Election and Campaign Disclosure Calendar.


Offices to be nominated at the General Primary Election include County Clerk, Sheriff, Treasurer, Regional Superintendent of Schools, County Board Members Districts 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 17 and 19, and North Shore Sanitary Trustees Districts 3 and 5. Precinct Committeemen for the two major political parties and City of Lake Forest Aldermen will be elected at the General Primary Election.


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